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Summary: EDB to PDF conversion is very common among Exchange users, as they often need to have some data in PDF format. But, a method to convert EDB to PDF has never been provided by any product vendors. So, individuals often look for ways to convert EDB to PDF online or offline.
Exchange Server is a wonderful application that facilitates email connectivity for organizations. It comprises EDB files or exchange databases containing information like emails, calendars, contacts, tasks, journals, etc. The data is stored in three forms, Pub.edb, Priv.edb., and STM file extension (depending on the Exchange version). However, there are many instances in which Exchange EDB files get corrupt due to some database header file errors or JET engine errors. Individuals prefer to back up their EDB files to other file formats in such cases.
On the other hand, PDF files are a protective document format that maintains the data intact. If protected with a secure password, it cannot be altered or modified by any users. PDF files are widely used by enterprises for easy documentation purposes, business usage, etc. It offers a secure way to store your data.
So, why should you convert EDB files to PDF format?
There are no specific reasons to convert EDB to PDF, but individuals do it for a variety of reasons, such as:
But, how can you convert EDB to PDF format if there are no direct methods available on the Exchange server? Let’s look at the methods you can use to convert EDB files to PDF format.
Due to the unavailability of direct methods for EDF to PDF conversion, individuals choose an unusual way to convert their EDF files. This method requires using MS Outlook and Acrobat add-in in your system. Users have to access their EDB mailboxes on their Outlook application.
Note: Make sure you have MS Outlook and Adobe Acrobat installed on your system for this method.
After enabling the add-in, return to the messages, pick messages or folders, and convert them into PDF. This method might sound easy and straightforward, but there are many flaws.
The manual method comes with various restrictions and flaws that often become an obstacle in converting EDB to PDF format, such as:
In case if you’re unable to convert your EDF files to PDF with the above method, you can opt for an alternative solution.
Kernel for Exchange Server Recovery is an extensive utility that allows you to recover your EDB files from corruption and migrate data to multiple platforms and formats. It is widely used by Exchange administrators all around the world. The tool is designed and upgraded with standard algorithms to restore deleted data and convert it to multiple formats based on user requirements. It offers plenty of features for users to help them reuse their EDB data.
The tool is widely compatible across all the MS Outlook versions and Exchange Server versions to help you restore and convert data from every EDB file.
Both EDB and PDF are helpful file formats that help users in various situations. Converting EDB to PDF can be challenging for individuals with the manual approach. But, if it is necessary to convert it for specific reasons, we suggest you use the alternative approach. This article covers both manual and automated methods to convert EDB files to PDF.